Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 304
Traffic Regulations

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Definition of terms used in this chapter, 301.010
Nonresident Violator Compact, 544.046
University of Missouri campuses, traffic regulation, points assessed, laws, applicable, 172.743 to 172.750
304.001 Definitions for chapter 304 and chapter 307.
304.005. Autocycle--defined--protective headgear not required, when--valid driver's license required to operate.
304.009. Speed limit--violation, penalty.
304.010. Definitions--maximum speed limits--cities, towns, villages, certain counties, may set speed limit, how set--slower speeds set, when--violations, penalty.
304.011. Slow speed, regulation of--agricultural implements, slower speeds, when, special permits required--penalties.
304.012. Motorists to exercise highest degree of care--violation, penalty.
304.013. All-terrain vehicles, prohibited on highways, rivers or streams of this state, exceptions, operational requirements--special permits--prohibited uses--penalty.
304.014. Rules of the road to be observed.
304.015. Drive on right of highway--traffic lanes--signs--violations, penalties.
304.016. Passing regulations--violations, penalties.
304.017. Distance at which vehicle must follow, penalty.
304.019. Hand and mechanical signals, violations, penalty.
304.022. Emergency vehicle defined--use of lights and sirens--right-of-way--stationary vehicles, procedure--penalty.
304.023. Passing stopped streetcars, penalty.
304.024. Crosswalks and parking regulations established--signs--violation, an infraction.
304.025. Highway and vehicle defined.
304.027. Spinal cord injury fund created, uses--surcharge imposed, when.
304.028. Brain injury fund created, moneys in fund, uses--surcharge imposed, when.
304.029. Operation of low-speed vehicles on highway, permitted when--exemptions.
304.030. Certain buses and trucks to stop at railroad crossing, when--exception, requirements.
304.031. Traffic signal preemption system, use of, permitted when--violations, penalty.
304.032. Utility vehicles, operation on highway and in streams or rivers prohibited--exceptions--passengers prohibited--violations, penalty.
304.033. Recreational off-highway vehicles, operation on highways prohibited, exceptions--operation within streams and rivers prohibited, exceptions--license required for operation, exception.
304.034. Municipalities may regulate golf cart and motorized wheelchair usage on streets and highways.
304.035. Stop required at railroad grade crossing, when--commercial motor vehicles, speed at crossings--penalty.
304.040. Failure to stop, penalty.
304.044. Buses and trucks not to follow within three hundred feet--penalty.
304.050. School buses, drivers to stop for, when--signs required on buses--crossing control arm--bus driver responsibilities--driver identity rebuttable presumption, when (Jessica's Law).
304.060. School buses and other district vehicles, use to be regulated by board--field trips in common carriers, regulation authorized--violation by employee, effect--design of school buses, regulated by board--St. Louis County buses may use word "special".
304.070. Violation of section 304.050, penalty.
304.075. School bus signs to be removed, when--misdemeanor.
304.076. Head Start buses to bear signs.
304.079. Use of designated disabled parking spaces, when.
304.080. Handicapped persons with white cane or dog, driver to take all necessary precautions--cane or dog not required to enforce rights, when.
304.110. Violation of sections 304.080 to 304.110, penalty.
304.120. Municipal regulations--owner or lessor not liable for violations, when.
304.125. Traffic violation citation quota prohibited--exception.
304.130. Regulation of vehicular traffic--notice, hearings--approval--publication of notice (first class counties).
304.140. Penalty for violations.
304.151. Driver's responsibility not to obstruct traffic--written warning, infraction, effective date.
304.152. Roadside checkpoints and roadblock patterns based on vehicle type prohibited.
   
TOWING AND TOW LISTS
304.153. Tow companies or tow lists, utilization of by law enforcement and state transportation employees--definitions--requirements--unauthorized towing, penalty--inapplicability.
304.154. Towing truck company requirements--access to towed vehicles by insurance adjusters--notice to vehicle owner of transfer from storage lot or facility--display of tow company address, when.
304.155. Abandoned motor vehicles on public property, removal--hazards on land and water, removal, limited liability, when--towing of property report to highway or water patrol or crime inquiry and inspection report when, owner liable for costs--check for stolen vehicles procedure--reclaiming vehicle--lien for charges--record maintenance by towing companies--lienholder repossession, procedure.
304.156. Notice to towing company, owner or lienholder, when--storage charges, when authorized--search of vehicle for ownership documents--petition, determination of wrongful taking--possessory lien, new title, how issued--sale of abandoned property by municipality or county--towing company, new title when.
304.157. Vehicles left unattended or improperly parked on private property of another, procedure for removal and disposition--violation of certain required procedure, penalty.
304.158. Notice to owner of abandoned property--duty of real property owner--liability of towing company--recovery for damages to real property, when--liability of real property owner for towing charges, when--information to be displayed on wrecker--towing charges--storage facility charges, method of payment--authorization of real property owner to tow, violation, penalty--ordinances specifying charges--violations of towing laws, penalties.
   
STORAGE OF VEHICLES
304.159. Municipality may prohibit storage of certain vehicles, exceptions.
   
INJURIOUS SUBSTANCES
304.160. Glass, tacks, injurious substances, duty to remove from highway, when--penalty.
   
VEHICLE REGULATIONS
304.170. Regulations as to width, height and length of vehicles--tractor parades permitted.
304.172. Fire-fighting equipment exempt from size restrictions.
304.174. Size and load restrictions not applicable to wreckers, tow trucks, rollbacks and car carriers, when.
304.180. Regulations as to weight--axle load, tandem axle defined--idle reduction technology, increase in maximum gross weight permitted, amount--hauling livestock, milk, or grain, total gross weight permitted--requirements during disasters.
304.181. Buses, axle weight limits.
304.184. Transportation of solid waste, weight restrictions for trucks and tractor-trailers.
304.190. Height and weight regulations (cities of 75,000 or more)--commercial zone defined.
304.200. Special permits for oversize or overweight loads--rules for issuing--when valid.
304.210. Reduction of maximum weight by highways and transportation commission--notice.
304.220. Weight limits on county roads and bridges reduced, when--penalty for violation.
304.230. Enforcement of load laws--commercial vehicle inspectors, powers.
304.232. Municipal law enforcement officers, state highway patrol to approve certification procedures--fees--requirements--random roadside inspections prohibited, when--rulemaking authority.
304.235. Commercial vehicles licensed for eighteen thousand pounds or less not to stop at weigh station or be otherwise identified--confidentiality rules do not apply to commercial vehicle enforcement officers, when--penalty for evading weigh station.
304.240. Violation of load law a misdemeanor--penalty.
304.250. Restriction on use of metal-tired vehicles--penalty.
304.260. Tractors exempt--designation of truck routes by commission.
   
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
304.271. Observance of traffic-control devices--presumptions--penalty.
304.281. Rules for traffic where controlled by light signals--right turn on red light, when--violations, penalty.
304.285. Red light violations by motorcycles or bicycles, affirmative defense, when.
304.289. Timing of signals, minimum interval times to be established.
304.291. Rules for pedestrians controlled by special signs.
304.301. Rules for vehicular traffic controlled by flashing signals--violation, penalty.
304.311. Observance of lane--direction--control signals.
304.321. Unauthorized signal devices prohibited--trafficway not to be used for signs--nuisances declared.
304.331. Alteration or removal of traffic-control devices prohibited.
304.341. Turns at intersection--violation, penalty.
304.351. Right-of-way at intersection--signs at intersections--violation, penalty--additional penalties--definitions--order of suspension, contents, appeal.
304.361. Penalty for violation of sections 304.271 to 304.351.
   
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
304.373. Hazardous materials, requirements for transportation--violations, penalties.
   
PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS
304.570. Penalty for violations.
   
CONSTRUCTION AND WORK ZONES
304.580. Definitions.
304.582. Fines for moving violations--fines for violations in work or construction zones--signs required for assessing fines--penalty for passing in work or construction zones--not applicable to court costs.
304.585. Endangerment of a highway worker defined--fine, points assessed--aggravated endangerment of a highway worker, fine, points assessed--offense not applicable in absence of workers in zone--no citation or conviction, when.
304.590. Travel safe zone defined--doubling of fine for violation in--signage required.
   
RIDING IN OPEN BED OF TRUCK
304.665. Riding in open bed of truck prohibited, when, exceptions, penalty.
   
TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYSIS
304.670. Collection and maintenance of certain information regarding traffic law enforcement, analyses to be conducted.
   
BICYCLE TRAFFIC
304.678. Distance to be maintained when overtaking a bicycle--violation, penalty.
   
TRUCKS PROHIBITED IN LEFT LANE
304.705. Certain trucks not to drive in far left lane of certain interstate highways (St. Charles and Jefferson counties).
   
BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT PARKING
304.725. Veterans displaying special license plates or Bronze Star recipient may park without charge in metered parking--windshield placard for Bronze Star recipients--exceptions.
   
USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING
304.820. Text messaging and using a hand-held mobile device while operating a motor vehicle prohibited, when--exceptions--definitions--violation, penalty.
   
ENDANGERMENT OF AN EMERGENCY RESPONDER
304.890. Definitions.
304.892. Violations, penalties.
304.894. Offense of endangerment of an emergency responder, elements--penalties.

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